Join us at HAS 16 – September 6-8, 2016 in Salt Lake City

Keynote Sessions

Educational Sessions

    Healthcare Analytics: The DIY Project where Possible is Not Likely

    Taylor Davis (Vice President, Analysis and Strategy, KLAS )

    Have you ever seen a DIY project on YouTube or television that looked simple, only to realize after attempting it yourself that it was much more complicated than you ever expected? The problem with DIY is that while a project is possible, it is often not likely that the average viewer can replicate the success.

    Similarly, healthcare analytics is a difficult space, where vendors sell tools that ‘can’ do amazing things but often fall short when real health systems implement them. Which vendors are doing the best job of helping their customers all the way to successful outcomes? What is the reality of today’s healthcare BI adoption? With most health systems employing at least three enterprise BI toolsets, which solutions are bringing the most value?


    Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie or Die

    Eric Siegel, PhD (Best Selling Author and Founder of Predictive Analytics World)

    Predictive analytics fortifies healthcare. It addresses today’s pressing challenges in healthcare effectiveness and economics by improving operations across the spectrum of healthcare functions, including:

    • Clinical services and other healthcare management operations such as targeting screening and compliance intervention
    • Insurance pricing and management
    • Healthcare product marketing
    • Reducing costs and streamlining

    Applied in these areas, predictive analytics serves to improve patient care, reduce cost, and bring greater efficiencies. In this keynote address, Eric Siegel will cover today’s rapidly emerging movement to fortify healthcare with big data’s biggest win: the power to predict.


    Leading Adaptive Change to Create Value

    Val Ulstad, MD, MPA, MPH (Chief Engagement Officer, Partners at Cascade Bluff, LLC )

    Adaptive leadership maps the territory of human behavior, describing what people do and how they behave when faced with change. Its concepts and practices can create systemwide value by creating clarity that empowers others to make progress in their work. This is especially critical to healthcare, as the industry is burdened by complex problems, scare resources, and fast-paced change. In this 2-hour session you will see how to apply the fundamentals of adaptive leadership to help you become more effective and purposeful when driving change.


    How to Measure and Get an ROI out of your Outcomes Improvement Projects

    Bobbi Brown (Senior Vice President, Financial Engagement, Health Catalyst)

    A cultural divide exists between clinicians and the finance department, and nowhere is this more apparent than when trying to measure ROI on improvement projects. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This session will explore steps healthcare organizations can take to establish a framework that enables communication among multidisciplinary teams, including finance, and provides guidance to make investments that enhance quality while lowering costs. Real-world ROI exercises and case studies will be presented along with lessons learned on the road to success.

    Leslie Falk, MBA, RN, PMP (Senior VP of Customer Success, Health Catalyst)

    A cultural divide exists between clinicians and the finance department, and nowhere is this more apparent than when trying to measure ROI on improvement projects. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This session will explore steps healthcare organizations can take to establish a framework that enables communication among multidisciplinary teams, including finance, and provides guidance to make investments that enhance quality while lowering costs. Real-world ROI exercises and case studies will be presented along with lessons learned on the road to success.


    Turn Your Analysts into Data Detectives: Discvoreing Pttaerns in Dtaa

    John Wadsworth, MS (Senior VP, Client Engagement, Health Catalyst)

    You have an EDW with dozens of data sources tethered onto a common platform. The platform has many applications driving hundreds of daily reports. As you survey the rich data landscape, how can you identify the best nuggets that will lead to meaningful mining? Come to this session to learn tips on how to find trends, and how to architect solutions that support maximizing your data mining efforts.


    Outcomes Improvement Governance: Engaging Executives for Success

    Susan Easton (Senior VP, Client Engagement, Health Catalyst)

    Moving your organization from “the craft of medicine” toward a more efficient, reliable—and continually improving—system of production takes strong governance structures. This session will show you how to create capable, engaged, and empowered teams that will drive the outcomes improvement mindset throughout your organization using a sequence of steps, including recommended actions and resources to help along the way. Informed by work with health systems across the nation, this guide to governance will help you achieve sustainable outcomes improvement for your organization and your organization’s patients.


    New Competencies for Succeeding in Risk-based Arrangements

    Bobbi Brown (Senior Vice President, Financial Engagement, Health Catalyst)

    Whether you are ready for it or not your organization is going to start taking on more financial risk through alternative payment models. Most organizations today are not armed with the right data or skills to take on at-risk contracts to a meaningful level.

    Learn about the new competencies needed to survive and thrive under the new economic framework of fee for value. This session will include lessons learned from healthcare organizations around the country and concrete steps to start developing, or further mature, the key skills in your own organization.

    Dan Unger, MBA (VP Product Development, Financial Decision Support, Health Catalyst )

    Whether you are ready for it or not your organization is going to start taking on more financial risk through alternative payment models. Most organizations today are not armed with the right data or skills to take on at-risk contracts to a meaningful level.

    Learn about the new competencies needed to survive and thrive under the new economic framework of fee for value. This session will include lessons learned from healthcare organizations around the country and concrete steps to start developing, or further mature, the key skills in your own organization.



Case Study Sessions

    Measuring and analyzing the true cost of healthcare delivery for each patient

    Robert P. Edwards, MD (Milton Lawrence McCall Professor)

    Paula Lounder (Director, UPMC Payer Provider Programs )


    From the Boardroom to the Bedside – Using Analytics to Drive a Culture of Continuous Improvement

    Chris DeRienzo, MD, MPP (Chief Quality Officer, Mission Health)

    Mission Health is a $1.6 billion integrated delivery system based in Western North Carolina that includes six hospitals, numerous outpatient and ambulatory sites, an employed physician group, and a large post-acute network of services. In order to fully realize the promise of Mission’s BIG(GER) AIM—to get each patient to his or her desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience for the patient and family—Mission sought to instill a culture of continuous improvement within all 11,000+ members of its team. From bedside caregivers to the CEO, Mission has successfully leveraged the power of analytics to build this culture and begin turning its enterprise-wide flywheel of continuous improvement.

    This breakout session will review the specifics of Mission’s journey, including how it laid the cultural bricks, built out its analytics toolbox, and began driving engagement with physicians, leaders, and caregivers of every kind. The presenters from Mission will review the methodology they used to rapidly achieve widespread adoption of analytics tools, as well as how they routinely assess maturity and readiness for next steps at both the entity and the local levels. Finally, they will highlight a selection of their results in both the clinical and operational spaces, ultimately providing attendees with a “recipe for success” to bring home on how to use analytics to drive a culture of continuous improvement.

    Jon Brown (Chief Information Officer, Mission Health)

    Mission Health is a $1.6 billion integrated delivery system based in Western North Carolina that includes six hospitals, numerous outpatient and ambulatory sites, an employed physician group, and a large post-acute network of services. In order to fully realize the promise of Mission’s BIG(GER) AIM—to get each patient to his or her desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience for the patient and family—Mission sought to instill a culture of continuous improvement within all 11,000+ members of its team. From bedside caregivers to the CEO, Mission has successfully leveraged the power of analytics to build this culture and begin turning its enterprise-wide flywheel of continuous improvement.

    This breakout session will review the specifics of Mission’s journey, including how it laid the cultural bricks, built out its analytics toolbox, and began driving engagement with physicians, leaders, and caregivers of every kind. The presenters from Mission will review the methodology they used to rapidly achieve widespread adoption of analytics tools, as well as how they routinely assess maturity and readiness for next steps at both the entity and the local levels. Finally, they will highlight a selection of their results in both the clinical and operational spaces, ultimately providing attendees with a “recipe for success” to bring home on how to use analytics to drive a culture of continuous improvement.

    Michael Creech, BSEE, LSSBB, LSSMBB (Vice President Process Engineering & Applied Analytics, Mission Health System)

    Mission Health is a $1.6 billion integrated delivery system based in Western North Carolina that includes six hospitals, numerous outpatient and ambulatory sites, an employed physician group, and a large post-acute network of services. In order to fully realize the promise of Mission’s BIG(GER) AIM—to get each patient to his or her desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience for the patient and family—Mission sought to instill a culture of continuous improvement within all 11,000+ members of its team. From bedside caregivers to the CEO, Mission has successfully leveraged the power of analytics to build this culture and begin turning its enterprise-wide flywheel of continuous improvement.

    This breakout session will review the specifics of Mission’s journey, including how it laid the cultural bricks, built out its analytics toolbox, and began driving engagement with physicians, leaders, and caregivers of every kind. The presenters from Mission will review the methodology they used to rapidly achieve widespread adoption of analytics tools, as well as how they routinely assess maturity and readiness for next steps at both the entity and the local levels. Finally, they will highlight a selection of their results in both the clinical and operational spaces, ultimately providing attendees with a “recipe for success” to bring home on how to use analytics to drive a culture of continuous improvement.


    MD Transparency

    Glenn Drayer (Director of Enterprise Business Intelligence, Stanford Hospital & Clinics)

    Mysti Smith-Bentley, RN, MBA (Administrative Director, Service Excellence, Stanford Health Care)


    Improving Diabetes Outcomes and How Care Process Improvement Teams Can Realize an ROI

    Charles G. Macias, MD, MPH (Chief Clinical Systems Integration Officer, Texas Children’s Hospital)

    Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common diseases in school-aged children. Learn how a leading children’s hospital effectively used analytics to drive clinical and operational improvements that resulted in higher quality diabetes care in the inpatient setting while simultaneously documenting the cost effectiveness of care process improvement teams.


    Reducing Readmissions with Predictive Analytics and Process Redesign

    Karen Tomes, RN, MA, PHN (Vice President Care Management & Coordination, Allina Health)

    Readmissions are increasingly becoming an issue health systems have to manage to improve quality of care and avoid the penalties imposed on hospitals with excessive re-hospitalizations. Learn how an integrated delivery system used analytics and predictive models along with care process redesign to reduce hospital readmissions and costs as a result of avoided readmissions.


    The Geisinger Hedged Unified Data Architecture

    John Kravitz, MHA, CHCIO (Senior Vice President and CIO, Geisinger Health System)

    With the advent of digitalized medicine, it becomes increasingly important to share approaches to derive value from a deluge of data. We will describe Geisinger Unified Data Architecture, a hedged data environment, which combines the benefits of traditional SQL data warehouse with contemporary Big Data/Hadoop environment. We will discuss specific examples of benefit realization from each platform, including Cerner Healthe Intent, HortonWorks, Microsoft SQL, Teradata, and Epic Cogito. We will share our experience managing structured, unstructured, streaming, and real-time data to augment EHR functionality and our population health mission.

    Alistair Erskine, MD (Chief Strategic Information Officer, Geisinger Health System)

    With the advent of digitalized medicine, it becomes increasingly important to share approaches to derive value from a deluge of data. We will describe Geisinger Unified Data Architecture, a hedged data environment, which combines the benefits of traditional SQL data warehouse with contemporary Big Data/Hadoop environment. We will discuss specific examples of benefit realization from each platform, including Cerner Healthe Intent, HortonWorks, Microsoft SQL, Teradata, and Epic Cogito. We will share our experience managing structured, unstructured, streaming, and real-time data to augment EHR functionality and our population health mission.


    Actionable Analytics: From Predictive Modeling to Workflows

    Chad Konchak, MBA (Director, Clinical Analytics, NorthShore University HealthSystem)

    The value of analytics is only realized when those models and tools are integrated into workflows to support data-driven decision making. In this presentation, the NorthShore Clinical Analytics team will showcase their suite of predictive models and analytical tools and how we have used various forms of EMR functionality to integrate them into clinical workflows. The team will describe use cases that cover population health, syndromic surveillance, and hospital quality where analytics efforts have led to better data-driven decision making. We will show how these data-driven tools led to better quality and financial outcomes. We will discuss both the modeling techniques used, tool development processes, and how we considered “implementability” (how easy it would be to implement the tool into a data supply chain that fed clinical workflows) in the design. We will also go into detail on the various forms of EMR functionality we used to feed our analytics (calculated outside of the EMR) back into the system. NorthShore will also describe the standardization techniques we have implemented to ensure our predictive modeling efforts adhered to standard methodological considerations. This presentation will describe the analytics environment that was set up and the people, process and technology governance structures that were created to ensure quality, consistency, and maintenance of our analytics.


    Integrating Detailed Patient Level Costs With Outcomes and Quality Metrics

    Charlton Park, MBA, MHSM (Chief Analytics Officer, University of Utah Health Care)

    With stiff competition, uncertain payment reform and razor thin margins, some may wonder why University of Utah (UoU) Healthcare would aggressively push to be transparent with its Value Driven Outcomes (VDO) Initiative. Yet, the results have been mutually beneficially for business and patients and have created a competitive advantage for the UoU health system.

    Analytics that make transparent patient care costs and related outcomes are critical to increasing value in today’s healthcare environment. At the UoU health system, distributed teams now have access to key analytic reports that put cost, outcomes and quality data at their fingertips. With this analytic foundation, the system now provides actionable data to providers so they understand the variations in cost and outcomes in order to do what is right for their patients from a cost perspective in addition to quality. The results are material and have led to double digit increases in quality and reduction in costs across multiple care processes.


    An 85% prediction model? Advances in Sepsis Prediction at Johns Hopkins

    Suchi Saria, PhD (Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University)

    Led by Professor Suchi Saria, a team of data scientists at Johns Hopkins University have made substantial advances in accurately predicting the patients most likely to experience septic shock. On the back end of a six-year study period, the research team drew from a 16,000 patient data set. Eighty five percent of the time, their prediction model successfully predicted septic shock. And equally important, Such’s work did not require additional screening.
    Join Suchi and several from their team as they share lessons learned across the six year study including both clinical implementation and IT development challenges that they faced. In its last stage of testing in collaboration with clinical teams, these tools may soon become available to others. Join us in learning more.


    Improving CMS Publicly Reported Outcome Measures

    Amber Theel RN, BSN, MBA, CPHQ, CPHRM (Director of Quality Outcomes and Metrics, MultiCare Health System)

    The recognition that all pneumonia is not the same led this Integrated Care Network down the path of standardizing pneumonia care within key differentiating clinical parameters.  This session will teach you how physicians, pharmacy, and nursing can use analytics to drive changes in care and improve the outcomes of their patients with pneumonia.

    Jess Bouma, MD (Hospitalist, MultiCare Inpatient Services, Tacoma General and Allenmore Hospitals)

    The recognition that all pneumonia is not the same led this Integrated Care Network down the path of standardizing pneumonia care within key differentiating clinical parameters.  This session will teach you how physicians, pharmacy, and nursing can use analytics to drive changes in care and improve the outcomes of their patients with pneumonia.


    How to Lower the Incidence of Hospital-Acquired-Conditions While Reducing Costs

    Abby Dexter (Director - Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin)

    Driven by the desire to improve patient quality and reduce inpatient length of stay, the prevention of hospital-acquired-conditions (HACs) has become a top priority for children’s hospitals across the nation. Learn how one children’s hospital used analytics and a redesigned governance structure to reduce HACs and save money. 

    Holly O’Brien, MSN, RN, CPPS (Safety Program Manager, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin)

    Driven by the desire to improve patient quality and reduce inpatient length of stay, the prevention of hospital-acquired-conditions (HACs) has become a top priority for children’s hospitals across the nation. Learn how one children’s hospital used analytics and a redesigned governance structure to reduce HACs and save money. 


    How to Partner With Patients to Manage Their Care

    Sree Chaguturu, MD (Vice President for Population Health Management, Partners HealthCare)

    TBA

    Eric M. Weil, MD (Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs, MGH Division of General Internal Medicine)

    TBA


    Women’s Services: Better Information, Better Outcomes, Better Collaboration

    Stephen Poore, MS, MD, FACOG (Medical Director of Women's Health, MultiCare Health System)

    It is estimated that more than half of the C-sections performed in the United States are unnecessary.  See how this Integrated Care Network used analytics to help clinicians correlate clinical interventions and patient outcomes.  Through the effective use of information, C-section rates were driven down to less than half the national average while simultaneously improving episiotomy rates, infection rates, length of stay, and market share for Women’s Services.

    Maureen Faccia, MBA (Director of Women’s and Retail Health Services, MultiCare Health System)

    It is estimated that more than half of the C-sections performed in the United States are unnecessary.  See how this Integrated Care Network used analytics to help clinicians correlate clinical interventions and patient outcomes.  Through the effective use of information, C-section rates were driven down to less than half the national average while simultaneously improving episiotomy rates, infection rates, length of stay, and market share for Women’s Services.


    Rehabilitation Care: Innovative Care Model Improves Financial and Clinical Outcomes

    Kyle Grunder, MBA (Director of Operations, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute)

    Disability is one of the United States’ most important public health issues—with approximately 15 percent of citizens affected. Learn how a leading health system used data-driven improvement, advanced care coordination, and a patient centered medical home to help people with disabilities, injuries, or complex medical conditions achieve the highest possible degree of health, functioning, and quality of life, while also lowering costs. 

    Jill E. Henly, MSW, LCSW (Manager, Care Coordination and Social Work, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute)

    Disability is one of the United States’ most important public health issues—with approximately 15 percent of citizens affected. Learn how a leading health system used data-driven improvement, advanced care coordination, and a patient centered medical home to help people with disabilities, injuries, or complex medical conditions achieve the highest possible degree of health, functioning, and quality of life, while also lowering costs. 


Technical Sessions

Analytics Walkabout Sessions

    Analytics Walkabout

    32 Stations with Multiple Presenters (From Health Systems Across the Country)

    The Analytics Walkabout was first introduced last year and is back by popular demand for HAS 16. This year’s experience will consist of 32 different analytics-driven projects featured at individual stations.

    Attendees will be able to talk to front-line leaders at each station twice during HAS 16 . The first Analytics Walkabout session will be during the Tuesday evening registration reception starting at 6:00 p.m. The second AW session will be during the Wednesday morning breakfast session prior to the opening of the general opening session. These Analytics Walkabout stations are intended to be 10 minute sessions where you can quickly learn about analytics-related projects across a wide variety of clinical, financial, technical and leadership topics. Outcomes improvement often consists of a multitude of smaller, agile projects. We want to provide a wide variety of different projects, tailored for many different team member roles and types. Our intent is to provide something for everyone.

    The following is a list of stations and projects that are under development with more to come.

    • ACO measures
    • Antibiotic usage
    • Bowel surgery
    • Cardiovascular (3-4)
    • Community care
    • Co-locating EMRs
    • Cost accounting
    • Faster time to reporting
    • Glycemic control
    • Identifying research cohorts
    • Imaging operations and overreads
    • Improvement methodology
    • Length of stay (3)
    • Sepsis (3)
    • ROI
    • Infectious disease
    • Patient access
    • Practice management
    • Practice variance
    • Professional billing
    • Readmissions
    • Reducing denials claims
    • Reducing discharge times
    • Reducing ED admissions
    • Revenue cycle
    • Registries
    • Supply chain variation and procurement


Pre-Summit Client Sessions

Health Catalyst

Subject Matter Expert

Don Berwick, MD

Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

David F. Torchiana, M.D.

President and CEO, Partners HealthCare

Anne Milgram

Former New Jersey Attorney General, Senior Fellow at NYU School of Law

Liz Wiseman

Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Executive Advisor

Jay T. Bishoff, MD, FACS

Director, Intermountain Urological Institute, Intermountain Healthcare

Eric Siegel, PhD

Best Selling Author and Founder of Predictive Analytics World

John Kravitz, MHA, CHCIO

Senior Vice President and CIO, Geisinger Health System

Toby Freier

FACHE President, New Ulm Medical Center

Dan Burton

Chief Executive Officer, Health Catalyst

Alistair Erskine, MD

Chief Strategic Information Officer, Geisinger Health System

Charlton Park, MBA, MHSM

Chief Analytics Officer, University of Utah Health Care

Brent Hicks

Director of Clinical Solutions, Cleveland Clinic

Allina Health

Healthcare Executive TBA – Coming Soon

Paul Horstmeier

Senior Vice President, Health Catalyst

Suchi Saria, PhD

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Charles G. Macias, MD, MPH

Chief Clinical Systems Integration Officer, Texas Children’s Hospital

Taylor Davis

Vice President, Analysis and Strategy, KLAS

Chad Konchak, MBA

Director, Clinical Analytics, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Sree Chaguturu, MD

Vice President for Population Health Management, Partners HealthCare

Chris DeRienzo, MD, MPP

Chief Quality Officer, Mission Health

Karen Tomes, RN, MA, PHN

Vice President Care Management & Coordination, Allina Health

Jon Brown

Chief Information Officer, Mission Health

Eric M. Weil, MD

Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs, MGH Division of General Internal Medicine

Val Ulstad, MD, MPA, MPH

Chief Engagement Officer, Partners at Cascade Bluff, LLC

Paula Lounder

Director, UPMC Payer Provider Programs

Robert P. Edwards, MD

Milton Lawrence McCall Professor

Abby Dexter

Director - Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Maureen Faccia, MBA

Director of Women’s and Retail Health Services, MultiCare Health System

Holly O’Brien, MSN, RN, CPPS

Safety Program Manager, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Mysti Smith-Bentley, RN, MBA

Administrative Director, Service Excellence, Stanford Health Care

Craig E. Strauss, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Minneapolis Heart Institute

Monique Ross

Director of Hospital/ED Care Management, Allina Health

32 Stations with Multiple Presenters

From Health Systems Across the Country

Suzanne Fink MSN, RN, CCRN

Clinical Analyst, Clinical Solutions Center (CSC), Cleveland Clinic

Dale Sanders

Executive Vice President, Health Catalyst

Thomas D. Burton

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Health Catalyst

Steve Barlow

Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Client Operations, Health Catalyst

Holly Rimmasch

Chief Clinical Officer, Health Catalyst

Bryan Oshiro, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Health Catalyst

Kathleen Merkley, DNP, APRN

Vice President, Health Catalyst

Anne-Marie Bickmore

Vice President, Health Catalyst

Marie Dunn

Director, Analytics, Health Catalyst

Russ Staheli

Vice President, Health Catalyst

Eric Just

VP of Technology, Health Catalyst

Jess Bouma, MD

Hospitalist, MultiCare Inpatient Services, Tacoma General and Allenmore Hospitals

Glenn Drayer

Director of Enterprise Business Intelligence, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Stephen Poore, MS, MD, FACOG

Medical Director of Women's Health, MultiCare Health System

Nicholas Marko, MD

Chief Data Officer, Geisinger

Dan LeSueur

Vice President, Technical Operations, Health Catalyst

Peter Monaco

Senior Business Intelligence Developer, Health Catalyst

Cherbon VanEtten

Vice President of Education, Health Catalyst

Ross Gustafson

Vice President, Allina Performance Resources, Health Catalyst

Kyle Grunder, MBA

Director of Operations, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Amber Theel RN, BSN, MBA, CPHQ, CPHRM

Director of Quality Outcomes and Metrics, MultiCare Health System

Jill E. Henly, MSW, LCSW

Manager, Care Coordination and Social Work, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Michael Creech, BSEE, LSSBB, LSSMBB

Vice President Process Engineering & Applied Analytics, Mission Health System

Leslie Falk, MBA, RN, PMP

Senior VP of Customer Success, Health Catalyst

Sean Stohl

Senior VP, Product Development, Health Catalyst

Patrick Nelli

Senior VP, CAFÉ Product Line, Health Catalyst

Dan Unger, MBA

VP Product Development, Financial Decision Support, Health Catalyst

Bryan Hinton

Senior VP, Platform Engineering, Health Catalyst

Susan Easton

Senior VP, Client Engagement, Health Catalyst

Bobbi Brown

Senior Vice President, Financial Engagement, Health Catalyst

John Wadsworth, MS

Senior VP, Client Engagement, Health Catalyst

HAS 16 Welcome and Overview

Dan Burton (Chief Executive Officer, Health Catalyst)

Keynote Speakers
Dan Burton – Welcome
CEO, Health Catalyst

How Partners HealthCare Uses Data and Analytics to Improve Population Health

David F. Torchiana, M.D. (President and CEO, Partners HealthCare )

Taking Waste Out of Care: Access, Screening, Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Outcomes

Jay T. Bishoff, MD, FACS (Director, Intermountain Urological Institute, Intermountain Healthcare)

Criminal Justice Analytics and Insights for Healthcare

Anne Milgram (Former New Jersey Attorney General, Senior Fellow at NYU School of Law)

The Price is Right, Round 2

Thomas D. Burton (Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Health Catalyst)

Day 1 in Review

Paul Horstmeier ( Senior Vice President, Health Catalyst)

The Challenges and Opportunities in Using Data and Analytics to Improve Healthcare Outcomes

Don Berwick, MD (Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

Expanding Our Vision of Population Health (Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project)

Dale Sanders (Executive Vice President, Health Catalyst)
Toby Freier (FACHE President, New Ulm Medical Center)

Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work

Liz Wiseman (Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Executive Advisor )

Measuring and analyzing the true cost of healthcare delivery for each patient

Robert P. Edwards, MD (Milton Lawrence McCall Professor)
Paula Lounder (Director, UPMC Payer Provider Programs )

The Transformational Mindset: Best Practices from 3 Leading Health Systems

Allina Health (Healthcare Executive TBA – Coming Soon)
MultiCare Health System (TBA)
Texas Children's Hospital (TBA)

Technical Deep Dive: The Future of Natural Language Processing

Eric Just (VP of Technology, Health Catalyst)

Technical Deep Dive: Security frameworks in data warehousing and their interplay with healthcare analytics

Patrick Nelli (Senior VP, CAFÉ Product Line, Health Catalyst)

In this session we will cover key areas of security and data de-identification as it relates to healthcare analytics. Areas of focus will include security frameworks and best practices around auditing and monitoring. We will discuss how these frameworks can be applied in a cloud-based environment and the analytics benefits that can be associated with both monitoring and cloud-based environments. Furthermore, we will discuss the spectrum of data de-identification frameworks and their interplay with analytics. We will walk through how all of these ideas have shaped our development of the Health Catalyst CAFÉ analytics environment in the Azure cloud environment.

Technical Deep Dive: Predictive Analytics

Health Catalyst (Subject Matter Expert)

Technical Deep Dive: Big Data and Hadoop

Sean Stohl (Senior VP, Product Development, Health Catalyst)
Bryan Hinton (Senior VP, Platform Engineering, Health Catalyst)

Technical Deep Dive: Clinical Data Intelligence

Brent Hicks (Director of Clinical Solutions, Cleveland Clinic)

The benefits and challenges of capturing and maintaining clinical data fidelity from the bedside through to regression modeling and back.

From the Boardroom to the Bedside – Using Analytics to Drive a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Chris DeRienzo, MD, MPP (Chief Quality Officer, Mission Health)
Jon Brown (Chief Information Officer, Mission Health)
Michael Creech, BSEE, LSSBB, LSSMBB (Vice President Process Engineering & Applied Analytics, Mission Health System)

Mission Health is a $1.6 billion integrated delivery system based in Western North Carolina that includes six hospitals, numerous outpatient and ambulatory sites, an employed physician group, and a large post-acute network of services. In order to fully realize the promise of Mission’s BIG(GER) AIM—to get each patient to his or her desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience for the patient and family—Mission sought to instill a culture of continuous improvement within all 11,000+ members of its team. From bedside caregivers to the CEO, Mission has successfully leveraged the power of analytics to build this culture and begin turning its enterprise-wide flywheel of continuous improvement.

This breakout session will review the specifics of Mission’s journey, including how it laid the cultural bricks, built out its analytics toolbox, and began driving engagement with physicians, leaders, and caregivers of every kind. The presenters from Mission will review the methodology they used to rapidly achieve widespread adoption of analytics tools, as well as how they routinely assess maturity and readiness for next steps at both the entity and the local levels. Finally, they will highlight a selection of their results in both the clinical and operational spaces, ultimately providing attendees with a “recipe for success” to bring home on how to use analytics to drive a culture of continuous improvement.

MD Transparency

Glenn Drayer (Director of Enterprise Business Intelligence, Stanford Hospital & Clinics)
Mysti Smith-Bentley, RN, MBA (Administrative Director, Service Excellence, Stanford Health Care)

Improving Diabetes Outcomes and How Care Process Improvement Teams Can Realize an ROI

Charles G. Macias, MD, MPH (Chief Clinical Systems Integration Officer, Texas Children’s Hospital)

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common diseases in school-aged children. Learn how a leading children’s hospital effectively used analytics to drive clinical and operational improvements that resulted in higher quality diabetes care in the inpatient setting while simultaneously documenting the cost effectiveness of care process improvement teams.

Reducing Readmissions with Predictive Analytics and Process Redesign

Karen Tomes, RN, MA, PHN (Vice President Care Management & Coordination, Allina Health)

Readmissions are increasingly becoming an issue health systems have to manage to improve quality of care and avoid the penalties imposed on hospitals with excessive re-hospitalizations. Learn how an integrated delivery system used analytics and predictive models along with care process redesign to reduce hospital readmissions and costs as a result of avoided readmissions.

The Geisinger Hedged Unified Data Architecture

John Kravitz, MHA, CHCIO (Senior Vice President and CIO, Geisinger Health System)
Alistair Erskine, MD (Chief Strategic Information Officer, Geisinger Health System)

With the advent of digitalized medicine, it becomes increasingly important to share approaches to derive value from a deluge of data. We will describe Geisinger Unified Data Architecture, a hedged data environment, which combines the benefits of traditional SQL data warehouse with contemporary Big Data/Hadoop environment. We will discuss specific examples of benefit realization from each platform, including Cerner Healthe Intent, HortonWorks, Microsoft SQL, Teradata, and Epic Cogito. We will share our experience managing structured, unstructured, streaming, and real-time data to augment EHR functionality and our population health mission.

Actionable Analytics: From Predictive Modeling to Workflows

Chad Konchak, MBA (Director, Clinical Analytics, NorthShore University HealthSystem)

The value of analytics is only realized when those models and tools are integrated into workflows to support data-driven decision making. In this presentation, the NorthShore Clinical Analytics team will showcase their suite of predictive models and analytical tools and how we have used various forms of EMR functionality to integrate them into clinical workflows. The team will describe use cases that cover population health, syndromic surveillance, and hospital quality where analytics efforts have led to better data-driven decision making. We will show how these data-driven tools led to better quality and financial outcomes. We will discuss both the modeling techniques used, tool development processes, and how we considered “implementability” (how easy it would be to implement the tool into a data supply chain that fed clinical workflows) in the design. We will also go into detail on the various forms of EMR functionality we used to feed our analytics (calculated outside of the EMR) back into the system. NorthShore will also describe the standardization techniques we have implemented to ensure our predictive modeling efforts adhered to standard methodological considerations. This presentation will describe the analytics environment that was set up and the people, process and technology governance structures that were created to ensure quality, consistency, and maintenance of our analytics.

Integrating Detailed Patient Level Costs With Outcomes and Quality Metrics

Charlton Park, MBA, MHSM (Chief Analytics Officer, University of Utah Health Care)

With stiff competition, uncertain payment reform and razor thin margins, some may wonder why University of Utah (UoU) Healthcare would aggressively push to be transparent with its Value Driven Outcomes (VDO) Initiative. Yet, the results have been mutually beneficially for business and patients and have created a competitive advantage for the UoU health system.

Analytics that make transparent patient care costs and related outcomes are critical to increasing value in today’s healthcare environment. At the UoU health system, distributed teams now have access to key analytic reports that put cost, outcomes and quality data at their fingertips. With this analytic foundation, the system now provides actionable data to providers so they understand the variations in cost and outcomes in order to do what is right for their patients from a cost perspective in addition to quality. The results are material and have led to double digit increases in quality and reduction in costs across multiple care processes.

An 85% prediction model? Advances in Sepsis Prediction at Johns Hopkins

Suchi Saria, PhD (Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University)

Led by Professor Suchi Saria, a team of data scientists at Johns Hopkins University have made substantial advances in accurately predicting the patients most likely to experience septic shock. On the back end of a six-year study period, the research team drew from a 16,000 patient data set. Eighty five percent of the time, their prediction model successfully predicted septic shock. And equally important, Such’s work did not require additional screening.
Join Suchi and several from their team as they share lessons learned across the six year study including both clinical implementation and IT development challenges that they faced. In its last stage of testing in collaboration with clinical teams, these tools may soon become available to others. Join us in learning more.

Healthcare Analytics: The DIY Project where Possible is Not Likely

Taylor Davis (Vice President, Analysis and Strategy, KLAS )

Have you ever seen a DIY project on YouTube or television that looked simple, only to realize after attempting it yourself that it was much more complicated than you ever expected? The problem with DIY is that while a project is possible, it is often not likely that the average viewer can replicate the success.

Similarly, healthcare analytics is a difficult space, where vendors sell tools that ‘can’ do amazing things but often fall short when real health systems implement them. Which vendors are doing the best job of helping their customers all the way to successful outcomes? What is the reality of today’s healthcare BI adoption? With most health systems employing at least three enterprise BI toolsets, which solutions are bringing the most value?

Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie or Die

Eric Siegel, PhD (Best Selling Author and Founder of Predictive Analytics World)

Predictive analytics fortifies healthcare. It addresses today’s pressing challenges in healthcare effectiveness and economics by improving operations across the spectrum of healthcare functions, including:

  • Clinical services and other healthcare management operations such as targeting screening and compliance intervention
  • Insurance pricing and management
  • Healthcare product marketing
  • Reducing costs and streamlining

Applied in these areas, predictive analytics serves to improve patient care, reduce cost, and bring greater efficiencies. In this keynote address, Eric Siegel will cover today’s rapidly emerging movement to fortify healthcare with big data’s biggest win: the power to predict.

Leading Adaptive Change to Create Value

Val Ulstad, MD, MPA, MPH (Chief Engagement Officer, Partners at Cascade Bluff, LLC )

Adaptive leadership maps the territory of human behavior, describing what people do and how they behave when faced with change. Its concepts and practices can create systemwide value by creating clarity that empowers others to make progress in their work. This is especially critical to healthcare, as the industry is burdened by complex problems, scare resources, and fast-paced change. In this 2-hour session you will see how to apply the fundamentals of adaptive leadership to help you become more effective and purposeful when driving change.

How to Measure and Get an ROI out of your Outcomes Improvement Projects

Bobbi Brown (Senior Vice President, Financial Engagement, Health Catalyst)
Leslie Falk, MBA, RN, PMP (Senior VP of Customer Success, Health Catalyst)

A cultural divide exists between clinicians and the finance department, and nowhere is this more apparent than when trying to measure ROI on improvement projects. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This session will explore steps healthcare organizations can take to establish a framework that enables communication among multidisciplinary teams, including finance, and provides guidance to make investments that enhance quality while lowering costs. Real-world ROI exercises and case studies will be presented along with lessons learned on the road to success.

Turn Your Analysts into Data Detectives: Discvoreing Pttaerns in Dtaa

John Wadsworth, MS (Senior VP, Client Engagement, Health Catalyst)

You have an EDW with dozens of data sources tethered onto a common platform. The platform has many applications driving hundreds of daily reports. As you survey the rich data landscape, how can you identify the best nuggets that will lead to meaningful mining? Come to this session to learn tips on how to find trends, and how to architect solutions that support maximizing your data mining efforts.

Outcomes Improvement Governance: Engaging Executives for Success

Susan Easton (Senior VP, Client Engagement, Health Catalyst)

Moving your organization from “the craft of medicine” toward a more efficient, reliable—and continually improving—system of production takes strong governance structures. This session will show you how to create capable, engaged, and empowered teams that will drive the outcomes improvement mindset throughout your organization using a sequence of steps, including recommended actions and resources to help along the way. Informed by work with health systems across the nation, this guide to governance will help you achieve sustainable outcomes improvement for your organization and your organization’s patients.

New Competencies for Succeeding in Risk-based Arrangements

Bobbi Brown (Senior Vice President, Financial Engagement, Health Catalyst)
Dan Unger, MBA (VP Product Development, Financial Decision Support, Health Catalyst )

Whether you are ready for it or not your organization is going to start taking on more financial risk through alternative payment models. Most organizations today are not armed with the right data or skills to take on at-risk contracts to a meaningful level.

Learn about the new competencies needed to survive and thrive under the new economic framework of fee for value. This session will include lessons learned from healthcare organizations around the country and concrete steps to start developing, or further mature, the key skills in your own organization.

Precision Medicine

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Improving CMS Publicly Reported Outcome Measures

Amber Theel RN, BSN, MBA, CPHQ, CPHRM (Director of Quality Outcomes and Metrics, MultiCare Health System)
Jess Bouma, MD (Hospitalist, MultiCare Inpatient Services, Tacoma General and Allenmore Hospitals)

The recognition that all pneumonia is not the same led this Integrated Care Network down the path of standardizing pneumonia care within key differentiating clinical parameters.  This session will teach you how physicians, pharmacy, and nursing can use analytics to drive changes in care and improve the outcomes of their patients with pneumonia.

How to Lower the Incidence of Hospital-Acquired-Conditions While Reducing Costs

Abby Dexter (Director - Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin)
Holly O’Brien, MSN, RN, CPPS (Safety Program Manager, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin)

Driven by the desire to improve patient quality and reduce inpatient length of stay, the prevention of hospital-acquired-conditions (HACs) has become a top priority for children’s hospitals across the nation. Learn how one children’s hospital used analytics and a redesigned governance structure to reduce HACs and save money. 

How to Partner With Patients to Manage Their Care

Sree Chaguturu, MD (Vice President for Population Health Management, Partners HealthCare)
Eric M. Weil, MD (Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs, MGH Division of General Internal Medicine)

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Women’s Services: Better Information, Better Outcomes, Better Collaboration

Stephen Poore, MS, MD, FACOG (Medical Director of Women's Health, MultiCare Health System)
Maureen Faccia, MBA (Director of Women’s and Retail Health Services, MultiCare Health System)

It is estimated that more than half of the C-sections performed in the United States are unnecessary.  See how this Integrated Care Network used analytics to help clinicians correlate clinical interventions and patient outcomes.  Through the effective use of information, C-section rates were driven down to less than half the national average while simultaneously improving episiotomy rates, infection rates, length of stay, and market share for Women’s Services.

Rehabilitation Care: Innovative Care Model Improves Financial and Clinical Outcomes

Kyle Grunder, MBA (Director of Operations, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute)
Jill E. Henly, MSW, LCSW (Manager, Care Coordination and Social Work, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute)

Disability is one of the United States’ most important public health issues—with approximately 15 percent of citizens affected. Learn how a leading health system used data-driven improvement, advanced care coordination, and a patient centered medical home to help people with disabilities, injuries, or complex medical conditions achieve the highest possible degree of health, functioning, and quality of life, while also lowering costs. 

HAS 16 Closing Remarks, Book Signing

Dan Burton (Chief Executive Officer, Health Catalyst)

Analytics Walkabout

32 Stations with Multiple Presenters (From Health Systems Across the Country)

The Analytics Walkabout was first introduced last year and is back by popular demand for HAS 16. This year’s experience will consist of 32 different analytics-driven projects featured at individual stations.

Attendees will be able to talk to front-line leaders at each station twice during HAS 16 . The first Analytics Walkabout session will be during the Tuesday evening registration reception starting at 6:00 p.m. The second AW session will be during the Wednesday morning breakfast session prior to the opening of the general opening session. These Analytics Walkabout stations are intended to be 10 minute sessions where you can quickly learn about analytics-related projects across a wide variety of clinical, financial, technical and leadership topics. Outcomes improvement often consists of a multitude of smaller, agile projects. We want to provide a wide variety of different projects, tailored for many different team member roles and types. Our intent is to provide something for everyone.

The following is a list of stations and projects that are under development with more to come.

  • ACO measures
  • Antibiotic usage
  • Bowel surgery
  • Cardiovascular (3-4)
  • Community care
  • Co-locating EMRs
  • Cost accounting
  • Faster time to reporting
  • Glycemic control
  • Identifying research cohorts
  • Imaging operations and overreads
  • Improvement methodology
  • Length of stay (3)
  • Sepsis (3)
  • ROI
  • Infectious disease
  • Patient access
  • Practice management
  • Practice variance
  • Professional billing
  • Readmissions
  • Reducing denials claims
  • Reducing discharge times
  • Reducing ED admissions
  • Revenue cycle
  • Registries
  • Supply chain variation and procurement

READ WHAT ATTENDEES HAD TO SAY ABOUT HAS 15

  • “I’ve been to a lot of conferences and it’s really easy to go halfway on a conference. And the attention to detail that’s been spent here to make the sessions valuable and lively has been unparalleled. It’s very rich and spectacularly well done.”

  • “What I really like about this is how they have brought in folks from other industries. There is a tremendous amount that we can learn in healthcare from those industries because they have gone there before. And it’s important for us to expand in our minds as we look for new solutions for healthcare”

  • “One of the exciting things for me as a clinician about attending a conference like this is that it doesn’t put analytics at a distance. It doesn’t make it regulatory. It doesn’t make it purely academic in nature. It makes it practical. It really is about how to improve outcomes. And so that’s very powerful.”

  • “We’re now thinking that perhaps we need to transform healthcare to be much more inclusive of the individuals themselves. And we understand the need for data and our ability to interrogate data much more than we ever did. The future of healthcare all over the world is the same: we’re all in trouble because the models we have that fit the 20th century don’t quite fit the 21st. This is the future.”

  • “And for everyone, if you are even remotely interested in analytics, make it a point to get to this conference.”

    John Moore, Chilmark Research

  • "We had folks from our organization at last year’s conference, and they convinced me that I needed to come. Now my job is convince other people that they need to come next year."